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Dear Michigan football, What’s better than a second chance? Free food, maybe. Well, that’s what Michigan football has — a second chance to win me over. Being a sports fanatic, going to Michigan was a dream come true. In fact, I think most people who attend the University from the East or West Coast are looking for that “camp-like, rah-rah” experience immersed in sports. But, no one told us during Welcome Week in 2008 we’d see one of the worst four-year stretches in Michigan football history. No one told us we’d go through two head coaches from two completely different coaching backgrounds. No one told us the basketball team would overtake football as the stronger and more popular program. And, if they did tell us any of this, we got drunk and forgot. Did we still wake up...
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I don't usually speak publicly too often, but today I feel the responsibility to talk to all of you for several reasons in which you are involved, every bit as much as we are as players, staff, directors and every person that works for the Club. Firstly, on behalf of the squad we would like to apologise for the moment we are going through. Needless to say this is not anything intentional. Neither players nor staff would like to be in the position that we are in at the moment. This is something that has happened for many reasons and right now there is no time to look back and correct those mistakes. The time we have left to turn around this situation is short but after the end of the season we will try to learn from the mistakes we made so that we don't have to go through this again...
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Hi Roy, It's Danny here. I have for months listened to an endless series of excuses and false allegations that you and your camp have made in the media and on the internet as to the reasons why I beat you in our fight last December. It is now time that I had my say and let the public know the truth about you and what went on in the fight. December 2, 2009, is a night in my life that cannot ever be tarnished. It is a night that featured one of the greatest sporting upsets in my great country's proud history - one for the battler and the underdog. I was a 5/1 outsider to lose to you Roy, so much so that you had begun counting your money from the upcoming Bernard Hopkins rematch you so arrogantly flaunted while on your seemingly "done-deal" trip Down Under to collect a payday...
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Dear Ben Bradshaw I am writing to welcome you to your new post as Secretary of State for Culture, Media...
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Dear Sir/Madam, The print issue of “7 Days Sports,” dating January 18th 2012, published the following front page story: “News from CSKA: An Italian, a Swede and two Negroes.” The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee received tens of citizen complaints regarding the title of this article. Тhis title is absurd and racist. The use of the slur “Negro” is unacceptable for any media and runs in direct opposition to all ethical principles, as well as the Law Against Discrimination. Encouraging intolerance and inciting racism among your readers is a scandalous and illicit practice. Every media ought to adhere to the strictest ethical rules when representing information. Needless to say, each individual must follow the law. The use of the racial slur “Negro” instead of following the logical...
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Dear Cardinals Fans: During this hectic time with recruiting, and preparing for our fifth-straight bowl appearance, I wanted to take a moment to personally thank all of our fans for their tremendous support during our first season in the ACC. We sold out each one of our home games and provided a big-time atmosphere for our players and recruits. The electricity in the stadium for home games versus Miami, Florida State and Kentucky were one of the main reasons why Papa John’s Stadium is one of the most difficult venues to play in the country. On the road, the 15,000 fans in Notre Dame Stadium helped our team pull through for an emotional victory. Off the field, the support from the community for the Petrino Family Foundation has touched not just me, but many families in the community...
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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of the I.O.C., Wake up and smell the Hybrids, folks, it is time to play golf. Time to put this sport back on the Olympic list, to tee it up with the trumpets blaring and the flags flying and the medals-podium looming and nationalism bleeding and braying all over the course. The Olympic credo, "Citius, Altius, Fortius" should be cheerfully expanded to "Citius, Altius, Fortius, Birdius," or loosely translated: "higher, faster, stronger and who has the balls to go for the 18th green in two with the world watching and a gold medal in the balance?" It could be great, really great and it wouldn't be that hard to do. Might just bring a few more sports fans to the Olympic table, too. Golf is a huge participant and spectator sport worldwide these days with an...
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Dear BT Sport; I know that you’re new to this whole sport broadcasting thing, but if you continue to be a provider of Premier League football coverage there is one thing that you absolutely must do. You have to banish Michael Owen from your team. Do not let him represent you by speaking in any way manner or form in a public broadcast again. He is terrible. They say some people have a face for radio, well Michael Owen has a voice for mime. Aside from his barely veiled bias toward Liverpool and his hard on for Man United, he sounds like what cardboard would sound like if it could speak. He has a voice like the Richard Harrow character off Boardwalk Empire, except that character has a voice like that because half his face has been blown off, which is naturally going to effect the way...
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Dear lads, HERE we go again. Another September and we rest our dream on your young shoulders. It’s a lot for you to carry on All-Ireland Final Day. But if we can’t trust you, where else can we turn. We’re squeezing the ticket of a lifelong journey into your safe hands for you to get us a travel pass so as we can live a dream. Who are we? We’re the woman serving the meal at a wedding in the Castlecourt. We’re the kid playing in the schoolyard. We’re the girls on the B shift in Baxter. The exiles in London or Long Island. The five Ballinrobe lads who took off one morning for Australia. The patient in hospital wearing her Mayo neckband. We’re the mother who worries daily about the price of the school books or the uniform. We’re the fly by nights, the chancers, the sleeveens, and the all...
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Dear Lance, I realise that you are busy trying to sell your shame at the moment, but with legal action looming I thought I might suggest an out of court settlement. If you would be kind enough to refund me for the following purchases which were made based on you being a decent human being, and most of all a sportsman: IT’S NOT ABOUT THE BIKE – 2000 $35 EVERY SECOND COUNTS – 2003 $35 US POSTAL CYCLE SHIRT – 2002 $220 Lance, you owe me $290 dollars. I believed you when you told stories of the rigorous drug testing regime you endured. I felt sorry for you when you opined the way you were victimised as a cheat. I know you weren’t alone, only a fool would believe that you guys can hammer those ascents in the Alps day after day with no illegal help… I was that fool. I bought in to...
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